Books and more

Owning a bookshop involves curating the list of books to stock – a fun (and daunting) endeavour! With almost 10,000 books in store, we aim to have a wide range of books. We aim to prioritise indigenous writers and writers from multicultural backgrounds. We also seek to promote the works of female writers and Australian writers. Our bookshop has a progressive lean, with a range of non-fiction books addressing issues on climate change, inequality and social welfare. We also stock an exciting range of translated fiction, from authors like Elif Shafak and Haruki Murakami.

We aspire to offer a thoughtful and considered selection of children’s books that reflect diverse families and traditions with inspiring messages.

Shop online

Please visit our online shop to browse our books – or better yet, come in store!

If there is any book that you would like that we do not stock, just let us know and we can order it in for you!

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Journals and Notebooks

We’ve got a beautiful selection of journals and notebooks from Notely, Moleskine, The School of Life and many more.

Cooperative Board Games

A range of baord games from Peacable Kingdom that are designed to teach young ones the benefits of teamwork.

Puzzles and Games

A whole lotta kids puzzles from 12 pieces to 300! Also, a range of card games and travel games to keep the little ones occupied.

1000 piece puzzles

Fans of the New Yorker will love to browse our range of puzzles. They also include puzzles from Ruby Olive (RO&Co) women-woned women-designed Australian puzzles.

The School of Life

Amazing inspirational card packs and notebooks from the iconic School of Life

Uncle Goose Blocks

We stock Uncle Goose Bblockas in various languages including Arabic, Hindi, Vietnamese and Maori!

we also have a range of their specialists blocks on planets, constellations and incredibley daring women!

All prices are in AUD$ and inclusive of GST

Opening hours:

Tue - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

Sunday - Monday 09:00 - 16:00



(+61) 03 9362 7571


542 Barkly St, West Footscray, VIC 3012

Chestnut Tree Bookshop Pty Ltd

ACN: 648 082 482)

Trustee for

The Chestnut Tree Trust

ABN 21 298 990 441

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The Chestnut Tree Bookshop is a proud member of the Australian Booksellers Association.

We acknowledge that the shop operates on the land of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and the Bunurong of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the traditional owners, their elders (past and present) and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

© The Chestnut Tree 2021